There are multiple path in the VMware certification and its based on the product it allows us to choose a product and allow to get certified in the master level. Currently vmware have the certification for the below platforms

Cloud – This is Certification is for the vCloud Products

Data Center Virtualization – This is for the vSphere suite and its the standard certification which is there for long time

End user Computing – This is for the desktop products (View, Horizon)

Now lets see about the different levels of certification on the about the platform

VMware Certified Associate (VCA) – This is new certification program launched by VMware and there is no mandatory training required for this certification. This is for the entry level people who are looking to start their carrier in the VMware technologies. This certification can be registered online and the exam can be taken from home. The Associate exam is available for the below platforms

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) – This certification is there for a long time now and you need to attend a mandatory training from a authorized VATC to sit for this exam. One has to have some hands on experience on the product before sitting for the exam. The VCP certification is available on DCV, Cloud and EUC.

VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) – This is the advanced certification of the VCP and once has to be a VCP and need to required for authorization from VMware before registering for this exam. And in VCAP we have two exams DCA and DCD. The

Data Center Administration (DCA) exam is a 4 hr lab based exam on the day to day vSphere Administration task and Data Center Design (DCD) is objective and visio based exam from vSphere design perceptive. the VCAP is a per-requisite for
the VCDX exam.

VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) – This is the highest level of the certification from the VMware and one has to spend considerable amount of time for VCDX preparation. One has to be a VCP and VCAP certified before they can actually submit the application for the VCDX .

There are total of 15 different exams which one can take in Vmware and is described as follows:
VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV)
VMware Certified Associate – Workforce Mobility (VCA-WM)
VMware Certified Associate – Cloud (VCA-Cloud)

VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV)
VMware Certified Professional 5 – Desktop (VCP5-DT)
VMware Certified Professional – Cloud (VCP-Cloud)

VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Design (VCAP5-DCD)
VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Administration (VCAP5-DCA)
VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Cloud Infrastructure Design (VCAP-CID)
VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Cloud Infrastructure Administration (VCAP-CIA)
VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Desktop Administration (VCAP-DTA)
VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Desktop Design (VCAP-DTD)

VMware Certified Design Expert 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCDX5-DCV)
VMware Certified Design Expert – Cloud (VCDX-Cloud)
VMware Certified Design Expert – Desktop (VCDX-DT)

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Last Modified: April 23, 2014

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